International Commerce Centre Kowloon Station—Package 7
 
Aerial view after excavation of diaphragm wall and barrette foundations
 
A technically demanding instrumentation project for the prestigious International Commerce Centre; scheduled to be Hong Kong’s tallest building with 118 floors.
Borehole instruments were installed to depths of 80m and the load tests were some of the highest undertaken in Hong Kong.
 
Employer / Owner: Sun Hung Kai Properties and MTRC (Mass Transit Railway Corporation).
Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners.
Main Contractor: Sanfield Building Contractors.
Instrumentation Specialist: FT Laboratories JV.
Duration: Feb 02 to Jun 03.
Scope included the installation and monitoring of:

· Multi-jack load tests to 46,000kN
· Inclinometers to 65m depth
· Magnetic extensometers to 80m depth
· Piezometers to 80m depth
· Structural, utility and ground settlement monitoring
· MTRC (metro) tunnel monitoring
· Foundation integrity tests: Koden and sonic tests
· Vibration monitoring
· Verticality checks
· Concrete, rock and soil tests
 
Multi-jack load tests of barrettes to 46,000kN
 
For further enquires including copy of technical papers published, please contact:
Mr. Eric Ho
Tel: +852 2758 4861
E-mail: eric.ho@ft.com.hk
Mr. W.C. Yue
Tel: +852 2758 4861
E-mail: wcy@ft.com.hk